Forums Display Only Public Groups, Not groups of member as well


I'm looking to find out how to let members see the topics for their all groups they belong to, not just the public ones, in the forums index. I have a number of hidden groups and a few public ones. Only the public ones display.

I saw Rich E. offer this solution for the missing groups from the dropdown:

regards to the drop down… the group loop (in theme forums/index.php) which only displays public groups needs another || check for:
groups_is_user_member( $bp->loggedin_user->id, bp_get_group_id() )

but I'm not seeing clearly where to do this. I'm also not sure that's going to fix the index display issue.

any thoughts?

Thanks so much,